Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm PST
looks like i'm gonna be spending new year's here in dc. >>> congress fails to meet its the fiscal cliff. the u.s. will go over the fiscal cliff tonight at midnight. because of a decision by the republican- led house of representatives to adjourn until tomorrow. and yet despite this decision, we are hearing that. though a day late. congress and the white house have reached a deal. kron 4's dan kerman is here with the very latest on this developing story. >> reporter: the bush tax cut expire at midnight, and if nothing is done, taxes go up for middle class americans. that is what everyone is trying to avoid. late monday evening vice president joe biden and senator harry read headed to the capitol to brief democrats on a deal worked out between congressional leaders and the white house to prevent across the board spending cuts and tax hikes. >> i think that this is a modest goal that we connect ambush. democrats, republicans in congress set to get this done. this is a modest goal that we can accomplish. >> reporter: for a tax hike for couples earning more than 450-thousand dollars a year.
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm PST
falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect in six days. and there still seems to be no signs of compromise between congress president obama is cutting his holiday vacation in hawaii short. and will return to washington tomorrow. house and senate members are expected to reconvene tomorrow as well. without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >> in national news. dallas cowboys nose tackle josh brent has been formally indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. for the crash that killed a teammate. brent was arrested earlier this month after police say he flipped his car while speeding though a neighborhood in suburban dallas. brent survived the crash. but his friend and teammate. practice squad member jerry brown. died at a hospital. intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. no court dates have been set. >> right now parts of the country are dealing with the aftermath of a severe storm system that is being blamed for at least six deaths. and tonight. we ha